The Crown Club at The Old Government House Hotel is the most stylish and relaxing rendezvous in all of Guernsey - the perfect spot to enjoy the company of friends and colleagues over a few drinks and a light meal. Created from the original 18th century Old Crown Offices it provides an intimate and flexible collection of inviting spaces that are perfect for a wide range of occasions and functions, including a glass-walled wine and whisky-tasting room.
The plush and cosy bar has a very traditional and opulent feel, with red leather banquette seating and a wealth of antique brass fittings. It offers an outstanding selection of premium whiskies and British gins, Champagne, vodkas and cognacs as well as cocktails, beers and fine wines, including signature vintages from our sister wine estate Bouchard Finlayson.
The Ashford Estate itself has some great cycling trails and the countryside, with its relatively quiet roads and spectacular scenery, is a cyclist’s idea of heaven. Cycle hire is available at the hotel and we can suggest a variety of popular routes.
Improve your skills with a mountain bike lesson and choose between a private one-to-one or a group session. From beginners to advanced cyclists, our qualified MBLA instructor is on hand to offer advice and tips.
For the more enthusiastic rider, we can arrange guided bike tours which is an amazing opportunity to see Cong and learn of its history and heritage. Departing at 10am or 2pm daily, the tour duration is two hours and caters for all levels of ability.
Half-day bike rental: €25 per adult, €20 per child (under 16 years old)
Full-day bike rental: €40 per adult, €30 per child (under 16 years old)
Private 90-minute cycle tour: €55 per adult, €35 per child (minimum age of 8 years old). Minimum of 2 people.
Connemara 3-hour guided cycle tour: €110 per adult (three people minimum)
2/3-hour mountain bike lesson and trail ride: €90 per adult, €60 per child (minimum age of 8 years old). Minimum of two people.
Enjoy kayaking on the River Cong accompanied by an experienced guide. It's a great way to spend an afternoon and is suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.
Our three-hour pedal and paddle experience is the perfect opportunity to explore the Ashford Estate firstly by bike and then by water. Catering for all levels from beginners to the more experienced, the tour starts with a cycle along the quiet leafy lanes that lead to huge expanses of mountains and valleys. You'll travel along the river bank and take in the breathtaking views of the Ashford Estate, and out onto Lough Corrib in your kayaks where you'll discover the wonderful peace and tranquillity of this beautiful location.
Depart at 10am or 2pm.
2-hour Corrib kayaking: €75 per adult, €55 per child (must be at least 8 years old). Minimum of two people. Departure at 10am or 2pm.
Pedal and Paddle tour:
3-hours tour (cycle and kayaking tour): €125 per adult, €95 per child (minimum age of eight years old). Minimum of two people.
2-hours: €75 per adult (two people minimum) €55 per child (minimum age of eight years old and comfortable in water)
Advance bookings are highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
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